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These puzzles not only cure boredom, but they look awesome too

NEWS – If practicing social distancing has you feeling bored out of your mind, the Inside 3 puzzles are something that can help you exercise your brain and will get your mind off the fact that you can’t go out with your friends right now. What is it? It’s a plastic box with a multi-floor …

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Every teacher’s favorite “brain break” activity, The Original Brain Flakes

NEWS – If you are looking for an activity to stimulate the minds of both children and adults alike, these interlocking plastic discs are the answer.  Building with the Viahart Brain Flakes is one of our favorite STEM center activities. Students love building individually and in teams to master challenges. The possibilities for creativity are …

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Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza: Popular card game with a goofy name

NEWS – I’m in a Facebook group for parents of teens and young adults. Moms often post questions for other moms, and this time of year many ask for gift suggestions or game ideas to entertain their brood.  Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. It’s a name that stands out. And one that keeps getting recommended.  …

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GameShell is a DIY kit to build your own Gameboy style handheld

NEWS – Holy handhelds Batman! Prepare to part with some cash, because I have what looks like the coolest DIY kit I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the Clockwork GameShell and it’s a modular kit that includes all the parts needed to build your own pocket-sized gaming system that looks strikingly similar to …

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So KontrolFreek sent me a Mystery Box…

ARTICLE – Oh! What’s this? A cool little mystery box from our friends at KontrolFreek! Let’s take a peek inside and see what’s in store. First, a greeting… The first thing I came across was a lovely handwritten note: Hi Jacob, After a decade of making performance gaming gear, KontrolFreek has had many faces. The …

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Use Alexa to solve a small town murder in the new board game “St.Noire”

NEWS – I loved playing board games when I was a kid, as an adult not so much. The only time I play them now is on occasion with my young nephews. Let’s face it they haven’t changed much over the years, and they’ve just lost their appeal. However, a new type of board game …

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Even wizards need a backup battery!

NEWS – The Harry Potter Wizards Unite game (a Pokemon Go! styled augmented reality game for Harry Potter fans) is really hot right now and if you’re out blasting dementors and other baddies, you will need to make sure your smartphone is always charged and ready for action. The CELLder Wand (clever right?) from Gogotoro …

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Playdate is a game system with a b&w screen and a crank. Shut up and take my money!

NEWS – Do I consider myself a gamer? Heck no! The most exciting gaming that I’ve done lately has been a rousing game of Words With Friends on my phone. #Sad. That doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate when something new and interesting comes along and the Playdate certainly looks interesting. Playdate is a handheld …

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PocketGo puts your favorite classic games in your pocket

NEWS – If you read my Bittboy Game Boy and NES handheld game console review a few months ago, you’ll know that I gave it two thumbs up. Now there’s an even smaller device. It’s the retromimi PocketGo Retro and with it, you can put all your favorite games from the golden age of handheld …

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GameSir Marsback Mini Game Arcade review

REVIEW – If you want to relive all of your favorite childhood Game Boy, NES, PS, and other games on your phone, you have to use an emulator, but playing these games with onscreen controls is not fun (at least I don’t think so). The GameSir Marsback Mini Game Arcade is a fun way to turn …

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